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Chris Forgues

Associate
Washington, D.C.

Chris Forgues

Chris Forgues provides business-oriented legal and scientific solutions to food and agriculture companies and trade associations.

Chris advises clients on state and federal regulatory issues that arise throughout the entire food supply chain and production line, ranging from U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) enforcement actions and federal investigations to regulatory compliance, import and export issues, litigation support, comment preparation, advertising disputes, and labeling issues.

Chris's background in life science (chemistry and pharmacology) assists her in her science-based food law practice. Chris's unique educational background and regulatory scientist experience provide valuable context to complex scientific issues as they relate to the governing regulatory requirements.

When she joined Hogan Lovells, Chris brought with her more than nine years of regulatory consulting experience. A part-time student by night and a regulatory scientist by day, Chris worked throughout law school at a firm in Washington, D.C., focusing on product review, development, and post-marketing in the life sciences sphere, with experience handling matters under the FDA, USDA, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), National Advertising Division (NAD), and Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), as well as state regulatory bodies.

Representative experience

Resolved foreign client import alert for pesticide residues in oil products.*

Resolved NAD challenge on distinct dietary supplement claims, with no request for change or removal.*

Close-out for major retailers of 483 Notices, Warning Letters, and AMS OGC grading issue.*

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.

Education and admissions

Education

  • J.D., The Catholic University of America, 2015
  • M.S., Georgetown University, 2008
  • B.S., The College of William & Mary, 2007

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • Colorado
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